Georgetown Presbyterian Church
203 North Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
Stephanie has chosen an appropriate topic for the New Year: Change. She has written a short analogy about driving on the highway to start our discussion and is equipped with supporting Scriptures.
DCWF CHANGES: For its entire existence, Delmarva Christian Writers has functioned casually. In 2020, we will establish some formal parameters but strive to retain the friendly, flexible approach we have always enjoyed. One of the changes in DCWF will be a Statement of Faith, posted below so you can review it prior to the meeting.
CRITIQUES: If time permits, we will critique manuscripts. If interested, please bring 20 copies of a maximum of three (3) double-spaced pages with one-inch margins and 12-pt. font. Also, please use the Line Numbering feature in Microsoft Word for your manuscript (go to Layout and click Line Numbering).
MEETING SCHEDULE for 2020 (see below). In December, we got a good start in identifying facilitators but still need volunteers to provide refreshments. Please prayerfully consider if you can make a commitment to help with refreshments on March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, September 19, and November 21.
CONFERENCE. We will host our second Christian Writers Conference in October, and if anyone is interested in serving on the committee, please let me know.
Refreshments for this month's meeting are provided by Betty Kasperski and Judi Folmsbee.
Our president, Candy Abbott, is beaming with good cause as she displays the award we--Delmarva Christian Writrs Fellowship--just received as The Best of Georgetown 2019 for Non-Profit association or organization.
This unexpected endorsement comes just in time to help us promote the Delmarva Christian Writers Conference.
Purpose of DCWF
What you can expect from DCWF
Here we are at our monthly meeting in Oct. 2008 where our teaching was about manuscript formatting and how to navigate Microsoft Word. It is becoming more common for our members to bring their laptops. We're doing our best to keep abreast of the leaps and bounds of technology.
Established in 1993, the group has approx. 45 members on the rolls with an average attendance of 8 to 15 and a regional mailing list of 130. The majority are new writers who are mentored by those of us who have been published. It is an informal gathering for critiquing and encouragement with numerous resources to build up the Christian who writes.
There is no membership fee, no "formal" agenda, and no pressure, but we do hold one another accountable to see progress in our writing.
We meet once a month, the third Saturday, from 9 until 12:30 (sometimes 10 to 2). Our meetings typically include a devotional, shared information, a teaching, critique groups, and prayer. Friendships are fostered over lunch and between meetings. On occasion, we host day-long writing seminars or retreats.
A number of our members attend regional or national conferences (visit www.writehisanswer.com for links to the Philadelphia and Colorado conferences).